I have a pretty active email inbox. Far too active in some respects. Here is a piece of “fan mail” that actually made me laugh.
NB: We haven’t talked about the goofy Matthew Fox for a long time here. The writer must have found WDTPRS through a web search.
Enjoy! But I suggest put your Mystic Monk Coffee down first.
The Subject line was “Matt Fox”. No edits. Just enjoy the raw stream:
I had no idea it was a practice of ROMAN Catholics to pound an individuals opinion opinion into the ground. The things you and your followers said about this thought provoking outside of the box sage was slander. Oh wait a sec, this is the Vatican we are speaking of.
Galileo, that only took a few hundred years to fess up to. This Priest was a student of De Chardin and well liked by De Chardin.The way you and your followers spoke of this man was completley unholy. Your actions define you. You as the followed should appologize to Mr. Fax.
And confess you inappropriate actions to your followers. Shame on you.
No worries though, hundreds of years from now will read you blog and shake there heads in disbelief. Remeber you remarks are acts against Christ. “Whatever you do unto the least of them, YOU do unto me”. I think the problem you and your followers have with Fox is that he is an intellectual. You say things of individuals and all your followers agree, not one comment on you blog disagreed with you. Far be it for a good ROMAN Catholic to disagree with a priest. When people like Fox speak they encourage others to question there opinions. Now as for your Pontif… I recently read that Ratzinger (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Previously known as the
Inquisition!) was unwilling to hear Fox defend himself prior to being silenced. Are you guys related? I promise you I will not denigrate you and your followers for your beliefs or what you believe to be true.
That would be unholy, even for a heathen as me.
Okay. That convinces me. I was entirely wrong about Matthew Fox’s splendid and insightful theology. How could I have been so blind?
I get stuff like this all the time. This one, however, was pretty amusing.
I’ll wager the writer is a subscriber to the National Catholic Reporter… Fishwrap.
And now that we are enjoying our really swell Mystic Monk Coffee Break …
The gun-tottin’ Carmelites in Wyoming, who ship coffee and now tea to your home or place of business, have some nut flavored coffees.
It seems appropriate to give you these links.
And here is a link to a grinder, which calls to mind the torture devices of the Ratzinger’s INQUISITION.
Poor Galileo. Poor Matthew Fox. Caught in the Ratzinger’s machinations. Remember, Bp. Morris of Toowoomba said that Pope Ratzinger didn’t listen to him either!
Will the injustice never end?
IDEA for the Coffee Carmelites:
The Soap Sisters, Dominican nuns in New Jersey about whom I have written before – too bad they don’t have an affiliate program – had a soap named after Savonarola. That soap had the scent reminiscent “crackling fire” – with its smokey overtones – but one of the sisters thought she heard “crackling FRIAR” so they called it “Savonarola”!
In that spirit, the Coffee Carmelites should have a coffee blend called Roman Roast. They could have a tea called Inquisition Infusion or even better, Auto-da-Té.
In the meantime, since – as you can tell – I am so devastated I’ll give everyone a chance after ordering consoling coffee or tea to console me too.